Maurice Chevalier was an all round entertainer – singer, dancer, actor, comedian, and bon vivant – and the most popular French export to the U.S. since champagne. In his 70 years in show business we was a pop singer and movie star, the epitome of the sophisticated European male. He was an active performer until his death in 1972 at 83.
Chevalier was born in Paris in 1888. He was a precocious performer and by 13 had made his professional debut in a musical comedy. He was popular for his uncanny ability to imitate other singers and actors. By the time he was 20, he was selling out venues with a one-man show featuring songs and comedy routines. In 1909 he performed as a duo with... Read More